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Prayers said for Dean and Amy

PRAYERS were said at Mass for missing teenager Amy Fitzpatrick and her brother Dean, who died last year.

Parish priest Fr John Hand dedicated yesterday’s 12.30pm Mass at St Brendan’s church in Coolock, north Dublin, to the memory of both siblings.

The memorial tribute was made on the first anniversary of Mr Fitzpatrick’s death.

Mr Fitzpatrick, a 23-year-old father of one, died on May 25, 2013, following an incident at the Burnell Square apartments, Northern Cross, north Dublin.

His stepfather, David Mahon (43), was charged in March this year with Mr Fitzpatrick’s murder.

Martine - I used the Queen’s loo

Actress Martine McCutcheon claims she was once caught using the “royal loo” - by the Queen.

The former EastEnders star said she did not know whether to “curtsey or rush off” and said the Queen “didn’t look very impressed”.

McCutcheon said the incident took place at a polo match in 2005.

“I heard someone knocking on the door and I came out and it was the Queen with her assistant.

“She didn’t look very impressed.”

Obama - US troops to leave

US President Barack Obama is promising troops in Afghanistan that America’s longest war will come to a close at the end of the year.

The president yesterday made a surprise visit to Bagram Air Field to celebrate the Memorial Day holiday weekend with troops.

He says the war is at a pivotal moment, with Afghan forces taking over primary responsibility for security.

Obama said the mission will end at year’s end.

Price husband admits affair

Katie Price’s husband, Kieran Hayler, has admitted cheating with her best friend Jane Pountney - but said: “She made me do it.”

“Jane said she was falling in love with me and wanted to have children. I said it too, because as long as I told her what she wanted to hear, I was getting what I wanted,” he said.

Hayler said Price (36) is “an absolute mess”, and that he took some blame.